Paper Lover

This is an ode to all things books. Pure and simple.

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Kurt Vonnegut’s Rules for Short Stories
1. Use the time of a total stranger in such a way that he or she will not feel the time was wasted.

2. Give the reader at least one character he or she can root for.

3. Every character should want something, even if it is only a glass of water.

4. Every sentence must do one of two things–reveal character or advance the action.

5. Start as close to the end as possible.

6. Be a sadist. No matter how sweet and innocent your leading characters, make awful things happen to them–in order that the reader may see what they are made of.

7. Write to please just one person. If you open a window and make love to the world, so to speak, your story will get pneumonia.

8. Give your readers as much information as possible as soon as possible. To heck with suspense. Readers should have such complete understanding of what is going on, where and why, that they could finish the story themselves, should cockroaches eat the last few pages.

Kurt Vonnegut 

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reblogged from psych-facts
We are very good at preparing to live, but not very good at living. We know how to sacrifice ten years for a diploma, and we are willing to work very hard to get a job, a car, a house, and so on. But we have difficulty remembering that we are alive in the present moment, the only moment there is for us to be alive. Thich Nhat Hanh 

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reblogged from awellroundedman
Blueprints for the future are a fool’s errand. They’re like blueprints for a house: nice to have, but any foreman with half a brain doesn’t need to look at them. One day, this year or maybe the next, you’re gonna be somewhere else. So enjoy yourself now. Ron Swanson 

(Source: awellroundedman)

The mind I love must have wild places. ~Katherine Mansfield 
reblogged from violentwavesofemotion
I am an exception, to some rule I haven’t even identified. Margaret Atwood, from Cat’s Eye  

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reblogged from ahhhmayzing
I’m the kind of girl who fantasizes about being trapped in a library overnight. Fangirl, Rainbow Rowell 

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reblogged from litvanilla
As soon as coffee is in your stomach, there is a general commotion. Ideas begin to move…similes arise, the paper is covered. Coffee is your ally and writing ceases to be a struggle. Honore de Balzac (1799-1859)

(Source: litvanilla)

Live for today, love for tomorrow, and laugh at all your yesterdays. Never regret the past, always hope for the future, and cherish every moment you have.

(Source: kushandwizdom)

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